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Jim Johnstone Celebrates 43 Years in the Industry Featured

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Jim Johnstone retired from Contek & ERM on May 31, having spent 43 incredible years in the industry and working with hundreds of exceptional people.

"I leave Contek & ERM knowing that there are many talented people who will take the “reins” and create even more advanced solutions to the energy industry’s technical challenges," said Jim.

Jim started his career with ARCO Oil and Gas Company in Denver City, Texas following his graduation from Washington State University. "ARCO provided a wealth of opportunity enabling me to work in field operations, engineering and safety & environmental. During my 23 years with ARCO, I worked in nnie different locations. Besides giving me varied work experiences,I was blessed to know and work with hundreds of people all over the industry."

My network of friends and family helped to build Contek. It was most rewarding to see our younger employees grow professionally, start families and develop into keen, dedicated consultants - Jim Johnstone
Following the sale of ARCO in 2000, Jim worked for Mary Jane Wilson of WZI. "While at WZI, I truly learned the “business” of consulting with her mentorship, and in 2003, Georges Michaud and I formed Contek Solutions LLC," said Jim. "Contek was seemingly off to a slow start, but my network of industry friends and family started to kick in. Georges and I were able to build Contek with close to 50 employees. My chief personal goal was to make Contek a great place to work. Having a great place to work brought in top people, created a hospitable work environment and was naturally followed by clients wanting to use a great company of people. It was most rewarding to see our younger employees grow professionally, start families and develop into keen dedicated consultants that could handle any task. Contek was acquired by ERM in September of 2019."
ARCO provided a wealth of opportunity enabling me to work in field operations, engineering and safety & environmental - Jim Johnstone

A “Thank You” to those demanding bosses, work friends, clients who took a chance on me, professional societies who provided professional growth and mentoring; and of course my family for the past 43 years! Thanks to everyone for making my career so fulfilling and gratifying.

My wife Cindy and I will be splitting out time between fishing on Lake Fork, Texas and our home in Plano. Our future will also include a lot of traveling, time with the grandkids and enjoying God’s beautiful creation.

 

 

 

I thank everyone who made my career so fulfilling and gratifying - Jim Johnstone
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